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Galsworthy, John: [Lolita] British novelist, essayist, and playwright (1867-1933). He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932 and is known for The Forsyte Saga, a collection of novels tracing the history of the Forsyte family. Galsworthy often explored the interests of Victorian and Edwardian society, and his novels often delved into the subject of man's passion for natural possession.
Girl Scout Motto: [Lolita] The Girl Scout Promise is: On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law. This may have been changed since Lolita's childhood.
Godin, Gaston: [Lolita] A professor in the French department of the Beardsley College for Women; he uses Humbert's textbook in his classes and once attempts to get him to deliver a lecture there. A grossly overweight immigrant from France with a poor command of English and few scholarly skills, he is nevertheless fawned over by the faculty and residents of Beardsley. His sexual predilection is for young boys. Humbert frequently plays chess with Gaston, and beats him. Humbert says that he could see stategems through the board, as though the board were a pool of water, and that Gaston was unable to see them.
Gold, Edusa: [Lolita] Humbert coincidentaly pulls up beside this striking woman at a traffic signal as he takes off from Beardsley School with Lolita. Edusa is apparently Lolita's tennis coach at Beardsley. Lolita was about to be in a play at the school, and Edusa expresses disappointment that Humbert has taken her out of it, saying that Lolita was a wonderful actress.
Gold, Electra: [Lolita] Edusa's sister, who is also a tennis coach. In Greek mythology, Electra, with her brother Orestes, avenged their father (Agamemnon) by killing their mother (Clytemnestra) and her lover (Aegisthus). Also another reference to Freudian psychology; a daughterÕs unconscious desire for her father.
Grammar, G. Edward: [Lolita] "a thirty-five-year-old New York office manager who had just been arrayed on a charge of murdering his thirty-three-year-old wife, Dorothy" (287). He bludgeoned his wife and sent her battered body careening down the street in their car. He was caught when the authorities realized that the bruises on Dorothy's body did not match the damage to the car.
Gray Star: [Lolita] A settlement in the "remotest" Northwest.
Grimm Road: [Lolita] In Parkington, the address of Clare Quilty's ancestral home, Pavor Manor.
Grotto of Lourdes: [Lolita] See Lourdes, Grotto of.